Apology after parties at Downing St day before Prince Philip funeral

1/14/2022 10:36:00 AM

The events, said to have been attended by around 30 people, would have taken place just a day before the Queen was forced to sit alone at Prince Philip’s funeral

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The events, said to have been attended by around 30 people, would have taken place just a day before the Queen was forced to sit alone at Prince Philip’s funeral

Reports of two parties held in Downing Street the night before the Queen had to sit alone at Prince Philip’s funeral are “shocking”, a government minister has said.

14 January 2022 R eports of two parties held in Downing Street the night before the Queen had to sit alone at Prince Philip’s funeral are “shocking”, a government minister has said.Downing Street staff downed booze at two leaving parties the night before the Queen sat alone at Prince Philip ’s funeral, it has been claimed.By.Prince Andrew was today stripped of his dozen, prestigious military titles.

Security minister Damian Hinds said the boozy gatherings happened at a “particularly sombre time” for the country and would be investigated. Two separate leaving drinks, for the prime minister’s former director of communications James Slack and a photographer, were reportedly held in No10 on April 16 last year and combined into one event as the evening went on, reported the Telegraph . An aide allegedly arrived with a suitcase full of booze and Mr Johnson's one-year-old son's garden swing was broken during the antics. Mr Hinds said: “This will be part of the investigations taken on by Sue Gray and we must wait to see what comes through in that.” He added: “If the details that are in the story turn out to be true then that would be . “You can meet outdoors, including in gardens, in groups of six people or two households..

. Advisers and civil servants reportedly held the April 16 farewell bashes to mark the departures of the snapper and the Downing Street director of communications, James Slack. I mean, clearly people are going to form their judgment, but it will be part of these broader investigations being undertaken by Sue Gray.” On Friday morning, Mr Slack said he wanted to “apologise unreservedly for the anger and hurt caused” by the gathering, which he said “should not have happened at the time that it did”. At the photographer’s leaving do, a laptop was allegedly placed on a photocopier and music blared out. Mr Slack is said to have given"a farewell speech" to thank colleagues ahead of taking up his new role as deputy editor of the Sun newspaper. Guests were reportedly sent to a nearby shop with a suitcase, that was brought back filled with booze. In the basement where the photographer’s farewell party was held, music was blaring out, it was claimed.

During the basement gathering, sources claimed there was a “party atmosphere,” with “music blaring out” from a laptop. Government guidance at the time limited social gatherings indoors with people not a part of your household or support bubble. While the events started indoors, they eventually moved to the garden where the two groups merged, it reported. The events, said to have been attended by around 30 people in total, would have taken place just a day before the Queen was forced to sit alone at Prince Philip’s funeral because of strict Covid rules. The latest claims heap further pressure on the Prime Minister, who was at Chequers at the time, over whether those at the heart of government followed the rules at all times. When they got outside, a staffer allegedly had a go on and broke a child’s swing said to be used by the PM’s youngest son, Wilf. READ MORE .

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14 January 2022 R eports of two parties held in Downing Street the night before the Queen had to sit alone at Prince Philip’s funeral are “shocking”, a government minister has said.Downing Street staff downed booze at two leaving parties the night before the Queen sat alone at Prince Philip ’s funeral, it has been claimed.By.Prince Andrew was today stripped of his dozen, prestigious military titles.

Security minister Damian Hinds said the boozy gatherings happened at a “particularly sombre time” for the country and would be investigated. Two separate leaving drinks, for the prime minister’s former director of communications James Slack and a photographer, were reportedly held in No10 on April 16 last year and combined into one event as the evening went on, reported the Telegraph . An aide allegedly arrived with a suitcase full of booze and Mr Johnson's one-year-old son's garden swing was broken during the antics. Mr Hinds said: “This will be part of the investigations taken on by Sue Gray and we must wait to see what comes through in that.” He added: “If the details that are in the story turn out to be true then that would be . “You can meet outdoors, including in gardens, in groups of six people or two households..

. Advisers and civil servants reportedly held the April 16 farewell bashes to mark the departures of the snapper and the Downing Street director of communications, James Slack. I mean, clearly people are going to form their judgment, but it will be part of these broader investigations being undertaken by Sue Gray.” On Friday morning, Mr Slack said he wanted to “apologise unreservedly for the anger and hurt caused” by the gathering, which he said “should not have happened at the time that it did”. At the photographer’s leaving do, a laptop was allegedly placed on a photocopier and music blared out. Mr Slack is said to have given"a farewell speech" to thank colleagues ahead of taking up his new role as deputy editor of the Sun newspaper. Guests were reportedly sent to a nearby shop with a suitcase, that was brought back filled with booze. In the basement where the photographer’s farewell party was held, music was blaring out, it was claimed.

During the basement gathering, sources claimed there was a “party atmosphere,” with “music blaring out” from a laptop. Government guidance at the time limited social gatherings indoors with people not a part of your household or support bubble. While the events started indoors, they eventually moved to the garden where the two groups merged, it reported. The events, said to have been attended by around 30 people in total, would have taken place just a day before the Queen was forced to sit alone at Prince Philip’s funeral because of strict Covid rules. The latest claims heap further pressure on the Prime Minister, who was at Chequers at the time, over whether those at the heart of government followed the rules at all times. When they got outside, a staffer allegedly had a go on and broke a child’s swing said to be used by the PM’s youngest son, Wilf. READ MORE .